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4 Stunning Scenic Drives in Marin County

With perfect weather yearround and to-die-for views, Marin County promises a vacation state of mind in just a short drive from both urban San Francisco and picturesque Wine Country.

San Francisco Did Not Win a Single James Beard Award This Year

Some of San Francisco's best chefs donned their finest for the James Beard gala Monday night in Chicago, but not a single one took home an award. 

Don DeLillo, Oakland Book Festival + More Literary Events in May

Enjoy the spring weather with a glass of rosé and a good book outdoors. 

The Cognoscente: The Vibrant Life of Painter Heather Day

Heather Day's gorgeous, colorful paintings instantly draw to mind the natural beauty of Northern California, where bright, swirling colors convey the dreamy blues of the Pacific, or the woodsy hues of towering redwoods. 

Secret Recipe: Lolo's Fried Avocado Tacos

You can't sit down to dinner at colorful Mission eatery Loló without ordering the panko avocado taco. The crispy fried panko batter contrasts brilliantly with the rich creamy avocado and melty Oaxacan cheese—making this menu staple a must-eat whenever you're in the neighborhood. It's a classic on 7x7's annual Big Eat list, and now you can make it at home with this recipe. Provecho!

Brighten Your Day at These SF Flower Shops

What better way to start your week than with a bunch of gorgeous flowers? Here are the best places in SF to beautify your space with some splashes of color.

Property Porn: Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour Edition

Calling all design lovers and real estate junkies: The Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour returns on Saturday, May 14th, with five cool houses and the chance to meet the architects and homeowners. 

AutoCamp, a Boutique Airstream Campsite, to Open on Russian River

Looking for somewhere new to pitch your tent this summer? Santa Barbara-based boutique camping site AutoCamp is bringing its luxury Airstream accommodations to Guerneville this spring. 

A Perfect Weekend in Ojai: Where to Eat, Sleep, Shop & Play

With Memorial Day around the corner, we've got long weekend getaways on the brain—and the beautiful little town of Ojai is top of mind. Only 45 minutes south of Santa Barbara, nestled in a lush, green valley, with bewitching orange blossoms filling the air, Ojai is all about unwinding, good food, and indulging in some good old R&R. Plus, rumor has it that this special corner of the globe has positive cosmic energy, so get ready to align your chakras.

A Sloth Festival Is Happening in SF this Summer

Try to contain your squeals of excitement (it's hard, we know), over the news that the Internet's favorite lazy animal is getting its own festival this summer. 

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